14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum. On the next day, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour planning tool.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, Rovaniemi is much colder than London - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salla sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. In November in Salla, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore hidden gems such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Inari Reindeer Farm, &more). There's more to do: join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka tour website.

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Saariselka are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Sarestoniemi Museum and Samiland. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi attractions planning site.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Get outdoors at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.